Re: Why AP mount don't have a USB port?


Christopher Erickson
 

Ah, the Apple world and it colorful, mysterious denizens...

And I forgot all about Firewire/IEEE-1394!

My apologies!

I even still have a Firewire camera with no computer that can connect or
control it...

Christopher Erickson
Consulting Engineer
Summit Kinetics
Waikoloa, HI 96738
www.summitkinetics.com

-----Original Message-----
From: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ap-gto@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
Hank Sielski
Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2012 5:57 PM
To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Re: Why AP mount don't have a USB port?

Chris,

Actually, the HDMI port is gone on my MacBook Pro...replaced by a
Thunderbolt port (sort of Firewire++, I guess)...I do have a couple of USB
ports, though ;-)

Hank

On Thu, Oct 18, 2012 at 7:46 PM, Christopher Erickson <
christopher.k.erickson@gmail.com> wrote:

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First there was PCMCIA 1.
Then there was PCMCIA 2.
Then came CardBus (PCMCIA form factor)
Then came ExpressPCI (1/2 PCMCIA form factor)
Then came MiniPCI internal (tiny circuit board with edge connector)

PCMCIA, CardBus and ExpressPCI are all deader than a boar hog at a Luau.

Modern laptops (with a few rather expensive exceptions) only have Sound
in/out, USB, Ethernet, HDMI and maybe a VGA connector. And the VGA
connector is gonna be gone soon. Next will be the Sound in/out and then
the
Ethernet port.

As Apple would say "why would any reasonable person need more than WiFi,
HDMI and USB?"

Present/future interfaces include cellular data connectivity and digital
sound.

Even the venerable keyboard and mouse are on the laptop endangered-list.


Christopher Erickson
Consulting Engineer
Summit Kinetics
Waikoloa, HI 96738
www.summitkinetics.com

-----Original Message-----
From: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ap-gto@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
geoff
Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2012 2:53 PM
To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: Why AP mount don't have a USB port?

My 2009 Toshiba does. Look carefully. They are covered and don't appear as
an obvious slot
Geoff

--- In ap-gto@yahoogroups.com, "CurtisC" <calypte@...> wrote:

My 2006 Toshiba and 2010 Asus don't have PCMCIA slots or any other
slots.
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